Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment that involves an individual entering a pressurized, hyperbaric chamber and breathing concentrated oxygen. It is a method used to treat a variety of conditions and improves nearly every system in the body. For this reason, it has many health, fitness, and recovery benefits.
Understanding Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy exposes an individual to 25% higher air pressure than normal air pressure. This increased pressure in the air of the chamber causes your lungs to suck in more air. This process is coupled with an oxygen mask, in which individuals breathe in highly concentrated oxygen. Therefore, you end up breathing not only more air but more highly oxygenated air. This extra oxygen is carried by the blood and dispersed throughout your body. It aids in fending off harmful bacteria and inciting the release of helpful substances, such as growth factors and stem cells. These substances enhance the healing process of the body, aiding in recovery.
Since the tissues in our bodies require a healthy amount of oxygen to function at their optimal state, the increased oxygen aids in this process. When tissue is impaired or otherwise injured, it needs additional oxygen to survive. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy promotes this process, supplying tissues with the oxygen critically required.
Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy treats a myriad of conditions, including decompression sickness, healing skin tissue from burns or wounds, infections, exposure to radiation, vascular disorders, concussions, brain and vision problems, and PTSD.
Notably, the increased blood and oxygen flow improves the function of the body's cells, improving their metabolism and reducing inflammation—this aids in the recovery from exercise, disease, injury, and the aging process. Ultimately, leading to improved tissue health and a healthier, better functioning body.
- Improves blood circulation and oxygen concentration in the cell
- Removes inflammation and harmful chemicals from the body
- Increases cell metabolism and tissue health
- Enhances tissue healing
- Improves various eye disorders
- Aides in memory and cognitive function
- Decreases time of muscle recovery
- Enhances nearly every cell function, leading to a healthier, better functioning body
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Re-Gen Fitness and Recovery
At Re-Gen, we utilize a hyperbaric chamber that increases the pressure in the air by 4 PSI (approximately 125% greater than the outside air.) Which results in a greater flow of air into the lungs. While in the chamber, our clients also wear a mask connected to 10 LPM of highly concentrated oxygen (approximately 300% greater than the normal oxygen concentration in air). This process results in a higher amount of air and a concentration of oxygenated air entering the lungs, leading to numerous and various health benefits. We often pair this therapy with our other recovery and fitness services.
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